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New Episcopal Church USA resolutions seemingly reverse freeze on ordaining gays, lesbians


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Greg Horton
The Episcopal Church USA finished its triennial convention in Anaheim, Calif., on July 17 with two controversial pieces of legislation regarding gays and lesbians, the substance of which still h...
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009

With white women converting, OKC area now houses five mosques


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Greg Horton
As Oklahoma's Muslim community observes the fast of Ramadan this month, they are also taking time to reflect on the growth of their community statewide. There are currently five mosques in t...
 
Thursday, September 3, 2009

Former President Jimmy Carter attends New Baptist Covenant conference


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Greg Horton
Former President Jimmy Carter addressed a group of several hundred Baptists from at least seven different Baptist denominations on Aug. 7 in Norman. After giving his personal testimony about his...
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009

Former President Jimmy Carter plans Norman speech


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Greg Horton
President Jimmy Carter will be one of the featured speakers at the regional meeting of the New Baptist Covenant, a group he helped form, in Norman on August 7. In a telephone interview with ...
 
Saturday, August 1, 2009

New law requires doctors to fill out a lengthy report after each abortion


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Greg Horton
Gov. Brad Henry, a self-described pro-choice Democrat, signed House Bill 1595 into law on May 21 of this year. The bill, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, puts Oklahoma into the t...
 
Thursday, July 30, 2009

Revolutionary War pastors group includes Rep. Sally Kern's husband


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Greg Horton
Leaders at Olivet Baptist Church, located at 1201 N.W. 10th in Oklahoma City, refuse to abandon a neighborhood they see as in need of help, providing literacy instruction and sports leagues to n...
 
Thursday, July 23, 2009

More than 100 people sign State Rep. Sally Kern's proclamation


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Greg Horton
State Rep. Sally Kern (R-Dist. 84) allowed Oklahoma Gazette to photograph the original Oklahoma Citizens' Proclamation for Morality, which was signed on July 2 and has drawn the attention of nat...
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oklahomans split on representative's morality proclamation


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Greg Horton
Scattered among the state Capitol crowd gathered to sign Rep. Sally Kern's Oklahoma Citizens' Proclamation for Morality on July 2 were some young Oklahomans, including a pastor, an educator and ...
 
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Organizations, activists urge FDA to allow gay men to donate blood


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Greg Horton
Michael Cich ignored blood drives until his mother contracted cancer. The Oklahoma City public relations professional said his family never placed a priority on donating blood. "We never thou...
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009

OKC gay youth can gather with newly formed group


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Greg Horton
A new organization in Oklahoma City is creating a place for gay or questioning teenagers and young adults to find support and friendship. Oklahoma City Youth United meets at First Unitarian Chur...
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stimulus funds are not enough for Oklahoma repairs for more than one year


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Greg Horton
Oklahoma received $2.6 billion in stimulus funding, of which $542.9 million went to transportation needs in the state. According to David Streb, director of engineering for the Oklahoma Depa...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

OKC-area suicides have pastors, church members on the offensive


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Greg Horton
More than any other time of year, spring is a high-risk season for suicide. One local church experienced an unusually high cluster of suicides this year, and mental health professionals say that...
 
Thursday, May 14, 2009

New law places restrictions on alcohol sales between state wholesalers


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Greg Horton
A new law in Oklahoma will restrict some sales of wine and spirits between wholesalers, and supporters say there will be no impact for consumers. The law, originally House Bill 1604, was signed ...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Enid pastor's book delves into Southern Baptist issues


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Greg Horton
Enid pastor Wade Burleson has released a book detailing his three-year conflict with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Burleson, who pastors Emmanuel Baptist Ch...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Initiative links farmers, businesses to help reduce carbon footprint


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Greg Horton
The Oklahoma Carbon Initiative, a program of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, is helping state farmers earn money when they practice sustainable agriculture and reduce greenho...
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009
 
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